The big concern that most people have about their Hep C treatment is the risk of relapse. That is the risk of the treatment failing.
Hepatitis C treatments with the new drugs has a very high cure rate but a portion of all people treated do fail.
The rate of failed Hep C treatments is between 3% and 5% depending on the genotype and other factors.
Hep C treatment failure is not random or unlucky. There are always reasons.
One of the most common reasons for the failure of treatment with the new drugs is when people take certain supplements during treatment that interfere with the new Hep C drugs actions.
The question of whether Hepatitis C is a sexually transmitted disease comes up quite regularly and is inevitably controversial. In this post, I will answer the question using the combination of the most recent scientific research and personal experience.
The short answer to the question "Is Hepatitis C a sexually transmitted disease?" is "No, Hepatitis C is not a sexually transmitted disease."
Until recently the general medical opinion was that liver cirrhosis caused by Hepatitis C was irreversible. This has proved to be untrue. Once the Hep C virus is removed the liver cirrhosis will heal and the life expectancy of the patient increases significantly.
In the 7 years I have been dealing with people with Hepatitis C I have come across hundreds of people who had liver cirrhosis that healed completely once the Hep C was cured.
Below is an email I received a week ago from a woman who went through this experience.
Just about every day, sometimes twice a day, I get emails from people who have done Hepatitis C treatment and then get a Hepatitis C Antibody test that shows a POSITIVE result and they think their Hep C treatment has failed and that they still have Hepatitis C infection
Greg Jefferys’ blog is provided for informational purposes and is not intended as Medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Whilst Greg Jefferys is doing a PhD it is not in medicine. Any advice offered is offered in good faith and based on an extensive general knowledge of Hepatitis C and access to generic Hepatitis medicines Greg Jefferys has acquired through his work as an advocate and activist
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